BANDUNG CITY- Plh. West Java Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum said, there were three efforts made by the Regional Government (Pemda) of West Java Province to develop the tourism potential of Tanah Pasundan.
The first effort is to improve access to tourist destinations. Then, build a large-scale or international tourist area, as happened in Pangandaran Regency. Finally, presenting the Special Economic Zones (KEK).
"Tourism is one of the programs that we will rely on to increase PAD (Regional Original Income) and community welfare," Uu said while attending the opening of the symposium 'The 4th Spirit of Bandung' with the theme "Ecotourism Industry Development and Environment Protection" at Maranatha Christian University , City of Bandung, Thursday (7/11/19).
"We are building a large-scale tourist area, hopefully can be on an international scale, like Pangandaran. "Around Rp. 100 billion, we provide assistance to Pangandaran Regency to improve facilities and other things in Pangandaran," he added.
Uu also appreciated the symposium. Because, according to him, the activity can be a leverage to succeed the world of tourism and encourage West Java as a tourism province in Indonesia.
Spirit of Bandung is an international level symposium which was initiated by Maranatha Christian University and Hebei Normal University (China). The symposium, which was first held in 2013, became a biennial agenda.
The purpose of the Spirit of Bandung itself is to encourage cultural understanding, strengthen cooperation, and maintain friendship between the two parties. The symposium provided broad and good social influence, and became a means of influential humanistic communication at the regional level.
Chancellor of the Maranatha Christian University Armein ZR Langi said the symposium was a commitment of Maranatha Christian University in developing togetherness with various friendly countries, especially with China.
Inspired by the 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung, said Armein, the Spirit of Bandung became an encouragement to build togetherness not only at the level of leaders, but also at the level of industry, universities or academics, as well as institutions and society.
"This is our commitment from Maranatha Christian University to develop a spirit of international togetherness with various friendly countries in general and China in particular," Armein said in his remarks.
"The development of Indonesia's relations with China which is increasingly rapidly contributing to the development of prosperity and economy of the two countries, which ultimately contribute to the quality of life and peace in the Asian region," he added.